Nigel Pitts and Chris Longbottom are both dentists and researchers with more than 40 years of experience. According to British Kings College in London, they are world leaders in their field and employees at the University’s Innovation Center for Dentistry. Together they have developed a method that in the long run can dodge dentist and dental care for the story.
The method, called EAER (Electrically Accelerated and Improved Remineralization), basically builds on the fact that an electric current on some microamps picks up a natural process where calcium and phosphate ions are formed, repairing the damage. The power is so weak that the patient does not feel it.
– Stomach spray and dental brushes give rise to fear, stress and pain. In addition, it causes people to avoid going to the dentist for control. We hope to change that, says Chris Longbottom.
Nigel Pitts, chairman of the spin-off company Reminova, finds in a video that the technology works to get early damage to the teeth to go back and to repair karies at the same time as it currently takes to make a regular fill. It shows study teeth that have been withdrawn.
Because no fresh tissue is removed, no drill or anesthesia is required either. But yet the researchers are not there.
“We have helped technicians to develop a simple instrument for using the method. In the long run, we hope to be able to develop the method so that it can also handle root fillings and teeth whitening.
But yet the researchers are not there. Before the method can be used, clinical studies are required. In order to earn money, the company has taken advantage of crowdfunding. The company, which has 17 patents on the method, hopes to get on the market with a product in two years.
The researchers are careful to point out that the method does not replace toothbrush or other dental care. It’s still the best way to take care of your teeth.
At the same time, researchers in Australia say dentists today are often too quick to take the drill. A recently published study from the University of Sydney, Australia shows that less corrosion on the teeth heals if they are lacquered with fluoride and the person avoids digestive. The seven years of studying the method could reduce the number of fillings by 30 to 50 percent.